Yesterday I had the audacity to suggest that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel may have been trying to divert resources in the U.S. Attorney’s Office away from political corruption.
Why else would he emphasize that newly-sworn in U.S. Attorney Zach Fardon should concentrate on getting guns off Chicago streets?
Some might suggest he really cares about the issue.
But alternative interpretations would surely include that he has failed to stop gun violence in Chicago and his re-election attempt is next year.
In the world of conspiratorial politics that is Illinois, I continue to think Emmanuel is just trying to give Fardon cover for applying fewer resources to fighting political corruption.
Now comes the Chicago Sun-Times with an editorial listing its priorities for the new U.S. Attorney.
Check out the rank order:
- Financial crimes
- Gangs and drugs
- Police corruption
- Political corruption